Labour Relations Officer

Labour Relations Officer Job Description:


Labour relations officer will provide both capacity building/training as well as hands-on assistance to ACIFA Associations.

Collective Bargaining (as requested):

  • Meet with faculty bargaining team prior to notice to bargain

  • Consult with faculty bargaining team

  • Assist the faculty bargaining team during negotiations

  • Provide relevant training

  • May serve as spokesperson if needed


Labour Relations Board:

  • Assist in interaction with the Labour Relations Board

  • Help filing unfair labour practice complaints (ULP)

  • Assist in filing member organization constitutions and by-laws certification documents

  • Provide guidance and relevant training to enable capacity building within associations


Grievances & Rights Arbitration (as requested):

  • Consult with faculty grievance officers and association presidents

  • Attend informal Level 1 and Level 2 hearings

  • Serve as faculty nominee

  • Assist in the selection of the Chair

  • Assist in the selection of Council

  • Provide oral and written recommendations

  • Serve as a presenter for faculty


Negotiations Advisory Committee:

  • Prepare agendas with the NAC Chair for NAC meetings

  • Attend meetings

  • Serve as a resource person for Q&A

  • Consult with V.P. Negotiations re: NAC issues

  • Attend sub-committee meetings as required



  • Serve as the presenter for faculty

  • Assist in the selection of the Chair

  • Serve as the faculty nominee

  • Assist in preparing the brief

  • Serve as an advisor to faculty


Related Duties:

  • Stay current with Labour Issues

  • Maintain professional knowledge

  • Commitment to personal P.D.

  • Attend staff, Executive, and President's Council meetings

  • Prepare labour related articles for Newsletter

  • Present workshops and seminars when requested throughout Alberta

  • Provide updates and summaries on collective bargaining settlements for the benefit of our members

  • Keep a database of grievance settlements at the various institutions



ACIFA (Alberta Colleges & Institutes Faculties Association) is a representative professional association that acts as the provincial voice for its members: the academic staff associations of Alberta's colleges and technical institutes. Through the collective action and resources of its members, ACIFA promotes the professional and economic well-being of college and technical institute faculty in the interest of advancing the quality of post-secondary education in Alberta.


This position is filled.